Music and Memories│ Circular Quay, Sydney
On one of last afternoons in Sydney the sweltering hot weather had subsided, and everyone seemed to be making the most of the cooler temperatures. Circular Quay is a harbour in Sydney, Australia, on the northern edge of the Sydney central business district on Sydney Cove, between Bennelong Point and The Rocks. This area is a popular neighbourhood for tourism and consists of walkways, pedestrian malls, parks and restaurants. It hosts a number of ferry quays, bus stops, and a train station. Despite the name of this quay, the waterfront actually resembles more of a square shape. It was here that we caught the ferry to Watsons Bay <– Click on the link to read about that amazing DAY TRIP!!
We had been through this area a number of times during our week in Sydney, but on this particular day we decided to sit down, and stay a little longer. It seemed that we weren’t the only ones who felt this way. Numerous musicians lined the water’s edge, and hoards of people were out and about – enjoying the city while the cooler weather allowed it.
This is the view of circular quay from the Sydney Harbor Bridge. On this day, and the day that we walked the bridge, there were GINORMOUS cruise ships docked at the quay. We saw many tourist climbing on and off the ship. It was mind-blowing looking up at that huge ship, and imagining how just how much space there was onboard this floating vessel. The people on the top deck looked like little ants from where we were sitting!
Despite this sad look, Eli was actually having a great afternoon. He was a little unimpressed here because we didn’t want to let him run too far away from us. As I’ve mentioned before, he has a tendency to race off without much perception of potential dangers.
These birds were pretty aggressive, and half Eli’s size!
Resting on Mama
We bought a few ciders form the liquor store nearby, and sat on one of the grassy areas along circular quay. The live musicians were GREAT. If you didn’t like one of them, you could walk a few steps and stop to listen to another. There was definitely a lot of talent out there on this day! We ended up sitting next to another expat family who lived in Indonesia. It is amazing how we connect with people in a completely different way now. Only an expat fully understands the expat lifestyle.
When our bellies began to grumble for dinner, we made our way back to the hotel via the subway. Even though we had only been in Sydney for a week, we felt like this could be home. It was so easy to get around, and we REALLY appreciated being able to understand everything.
We have a couple more Sydney posts and then it is onto New Zealand!
Stay tuned for more stories from our Australasia trip.